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Eli Keszler
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June 25, 2021

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Composer and percussionist Eli Keszler has very likely been a vital force behind some of the 21st century’s most forward-facing music. Among his CV highlights are collaborations with the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo, Kevin Beasley and Rashad Becker, as well as a hand in crafting the nightmarishly psychedelic score for Uncut Gems. Now, Keszler returns with a solo album of beguiling fourth world jazz.

Icons begins with an ambient synth swell, where the only hint of rhythm comes in the distant thunder of a tribal drum invoking the past-future amalgamate of 1980s Ryuichi Sakamoto. Gently tumbling kalimbas and pitched percussion turn foreboding and vaguely industrial in the smoke-filled room of ‘Static Doesn’t Exist’, while the steady drawbridge between jazz and drum & bass is lowered with ‘The Accident’, a track filled with Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes era spaced-out atmospherics and propelled by the praying mantis like quick-fire percussion.

Throughout Icons, Keszler masterfully balances rich production with fire-starting spontaneity, standing in trepidatious awe of our modern times.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 All the Mornings in the World 6:41 Buy

    All the Mornings in the World

  2. 2 God Over Money 3:36 Buy

    God Over Money

  3. 3 The Accident 4:36 Buy
  4. 4 Daily Life 2:35 Buy
  5. 5 Rot Summer Smoothes 2:53 Buy

    Rot Summer Smoothes

  6. 6 Dawn 5:34 Buy
  7. 7 Static Doesn?t Exist 6:01 Buy

    Static Doesn?t Exist

  8. 8 Late Archaic 3:45 Buy
  9. 9 Civil Sunset 4:02 Buy
  10. 10 Evenfall 6:44 Buy
  11. 11 We sang a dirge, and you did not mourn 2:27 Buy

    We sang a dirge, and you did not mourn

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